April 2018

Diane recently began making a website about all the Fire Sculptures Phil made from 1986 - 2012, with help from many others. She will gradually add more pages to the website. It will detail some fires, and credit those that helped. However as we grow older its hard to remember everyone over such a long period. So if you ever worked on a fire sculpture with Phil - get in touch on gorvinbews@zoho.com and tell us what year, and which fire it was, and we will give you a name check on the website. www.firesculptures.co.uk

This image is of the Free fire sculpture at Taurus Crafts in 2007

June 2018

We met up with Rick and Sally - Jackson Fawkes Glass to collect Diane's Salmon glass relief - one of the elements for Settlement Sculptures.

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January 2018

Settlement Sculptures

The Oak Horse for Banbury - the main structure finished.








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February 2018

The Horse's head unbolted and the stainless steel fixings inserted into the feet with bolts and resin, prior to the removal of the scaffolding.




















February 2018

Shell Seat Sculptures for Flaghead Chine, Poole

Three Shell Maquettes made by Phil in direct plaster for the Albion Stone Masons to work from. Phil usually carves the stone for our commissions but due to having plenty of work still to do for Settlement - sculptures for Banbury - we are having them made on Portland. Phil will supervise and carve some final details.

















March 2018

Trip to Poole taking the Shell maquettes, firstly to the clients - Environmental Services, Borough of Poole, to discuss and work out the layout for the sculptures, using the site model by Barbara Uphoff - Landscape Designer, with assistance from Reuben Hawkwood - Project Manager.

We then travelled to Portland to Albion Stone Quarry to discuss the next stage of making the shells and left the maquettes with them, to make
drawn templates from, in the mould cutting room.



















March 2018

Spirit of the Forest

Coleford Town Council confirmed the go-ahead for P.J. Engineering to make a pattern from the Stag maquette, and to then fabricate a stainless steel maquette to fine-tune the design and aid costing of the full sized sculpture.











©Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2018

May 2018

Our Fire Sculptures book is now up on Blurb - where you can view the book online - look out for Blurb discount codes.


April 2018

Paul Wigley assisted Phil for a few days on the final details of the Horse - one of four sculptures for Settlement for Hanwell View, Banbury.










































































May 2018

Our Shoe Sculptures website has a new domain name and can now be found on www.shoesculptures.co.uk


May 2018

Trip to Albion Stone Quarry Ltd on Portland to view progress of the Shell Seat Sculptures.


































May 2018

The Horse sculpture for Banbury is now installed in the public open space at Hanwell View Banbury. Damon Bramley transported the Horse and assisted Phil with the installation.























Reuben Hawkwood and Barbara Uphoff with Phil, after the installation of the Shells was completed.
Photo credit: This image was taken on Barbara's camera.

© Philip Bews and Diane Gorvin 2018

July 2018

Rebecca Thomson-Weissbort kindly invited us to display our sculptures at her open studio event, as a part of FARopen. Rebecca is exhibiting her paintings along with textiles by Annie Tyhurst. Info here http://www.faropen.co.uk/rebecca-thomson-weissbort.html

Open weekends from 11am - 5pm on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th July. We are showing two works, Phil's Sequoia Bird made from Oak and Sequoia (with hidden bird box) and Diane's bronze mask Regard.





























Photo credit: Jackson Fawkes

June 2018

Phil sited the Shell Seat Sculptures at Flaghead Chine, Poole, with the assistance of two workers from the Borough of Poole Direct Works Team and Brian Aldridge who transported the sculptures from Albion Stone Quarry, where they were made. Phil designed the work, provided drawings and maquettes of the shells, and spent a week in June on Portland carving the fine detail. Commissioned by Barbara Uphoff, who designed the landscaping, and Project Manager Reuben Hawkwood, Environmental Services, Borough of Poole.